Honda Civic Ground Clearance in Quick-to-Read Graphs

Ride height changes trhough history

Quick notes on Honda Civic clearance

    • Estimated clearance for generation: 133 mm (5.2 in)
    • Offroad abilities: below average
    • Ride height per person: 26.6 mm (1 in)
    • Clearance when loaded: 101 — 113 mm (4 — 4.4 in)
    • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
    • Clearance to tire height: 133 mm / 108 mm
    • Ride height to disc diameter: 133 mm / 432 mm
    • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 145 mm
    • Difference with world average: -28 mm
    • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

Clearance to power ratio

  • RS 1.5 VTEC TURBO — 1.3 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • RS 1.5 VTEC TURBO — 1.7 Nm/mm
    Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    RS 1.5 VTEC TURBO 133 mm
    (5.2 in)
    89 mm/L 100 mm
    (3.9 in)
    -21% 9.4
    Vehicle RS 1.5 VTEC TURBO
    Clearance 133 mm (5.2 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 89 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 100 mm (3.9 in)
    Difference from world average -21%
    Ride height to car height 9.4%

    Quick notes on Honda Civic clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 126 mm (5 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 25.2 mm (1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 94 — 106 mm (3.7 — 4.2 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 126 mm / 114 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 126 mm / 416 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 138 mm
      • Difference with world average: -35 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.5 VTEC — 1.5 hp/mm
  • 1.5 — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 2.0 — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 1.6 i-DTEC — 1 hp/mm
  • 1.0 VTEC — 1 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.5 VTEC — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • 1.5 — 1.7 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 — 1.4 Nm/mm
  • 1.6 i-DTEC — 2.4 Nm/mm
  • 1.0 VTEC — 1.5 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.5 VTEC — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.5 — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.6 i-DTEC — 36 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.0 VTEC — 32 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.5 VTEC 124 mm
    (4.9 in)
    83 mm/L 91 mm
    (3.6 in)
    -30% 8.8
    1.5 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    87 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 9.2
    2.0 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    65 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 9.2
    1.6 i-DTEC 124 mm
    (4.9 in)
    78 mm/L 91 mm
    (3.6 in)
    -30% 8.8
    1.0 VTEC 124 mm
    (4.9 in)
    125 mm/L 91 mm
    (3.6 in)
    -30% 8.8
    Vehicle 1.5 VTEC
    Clearance 124 mm (4.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 83 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 91 mm (3.6 in)
    Difference from world average -30%
    Ride height to car height 8.8%
    Vehicle 1.5
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 87 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 2.0
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 65 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 9.2%
    Vehicle 1.6 i-DTEC
    Clearance 124 mm (4.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 78 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 91 mm (3.6 in)
    Difference from world average -30%
    Ride height to car height 8.8%
    Vehicle 1.0 VTEC
    Clearance 124 mm (4.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 125 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 91 mm (3.6 in)
    Difference from world average -30%
    Ride height to car height 8.8%

    Quick notes on Honda Civic clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 129 mm (5.1 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 25.8 mm (1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 97 — 109 mm (3.8 — 4.3 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 129 mm / 106 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 129 mm / 432 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 141 mm
      • Difference with world average: -32 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.5 VTEC — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 1.0 VTEC — 1 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.5 VTEC — 1.7 Nm/mm
  • 1.0 VTEC — 1.4 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.5 VTEC — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.0 VTEC — 26 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.5 VTEC 129 mm
    (5.1 in)
    86 mm/L 96 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -25% 9
    1.0 VTEC 129 mm
    (5.1 in)
    130 mm/L 96 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -25% 9
    Vehicle 1.5 VTEC
    Clearance 129 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 86 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 96 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -25%
    Ride height to car height 9%
    Vehicle 1.0 VTEC
    Clearance 129 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 130 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 96 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -25%
    Ride height to car height 9%

    Quick notes on Honda Civic clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 126 mm (5 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 25.2 mm (1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 94 — 106 mm (3.7 — 4.2 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 126 mm / 74 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 126 mm / 508 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 138 mm
      • Difference with world average: -35 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 2.0 — 2.5 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 2.0 — 3.2 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 2.0 — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    2.0 126 mm
    (5 in)
    63 mm/L 93 mm
    (3.7 in)
    -28% 8.8
    Vehicle 2.0
    Clearance 126 mm (5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 63 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 93 mm (3.7 in)
    Difference from world average -28%
    Ride height to car height 8.8%

    Quick notes on Honda Civic clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 140 mm (5.5 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 108 — 120 mm (4.3 — 4.7 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 140 mm / 101 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 140 mm / 432 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 152 mm
      • Difference with world average: -21 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.6 i-DTEC — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 1.4 i-VTEC — 0.7 hp/mm
  • 1.8 i-VTEC — 1 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.6 i-DTEC — 2.1 Nm/mm
  • 1.4 i-VTEC — 0.9 Nm/mm
  • 1.8 i-VTEC — 1.2 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.6 i-DTEC — 38 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.4 i-VTEC — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.8 i-VTEC — 23 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.6 i-DTEC 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    88 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.5
    1.4 i-VTEC 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    104 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.5
    1.8 i-VTEC 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    78 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.5
    Vehicle 1.6 i-DTEC
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 88 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.5%
    Vehicle 1.4 i-VTEC
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 104 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.5%
    Vehicle 1.8 i-VTEC
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 78 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.5%

    Quick notes on Honda Civic clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 130 mm (5.1 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 26 mm (1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 98 — 110 mm (3.9 — 4.3 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 130 mm / 113 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 130 mm / 419 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 142 mm
      • Difference with world average: -31 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.5 — 1.3 hp/mm
  • 2.0 — 1.2 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.5 — 1.7 Nm/mm
  • 2.0 — 1.4 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.5 — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 2.0 — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.5 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    87 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 9.3
    2.0 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    65 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 9.3
    Vehicle 1.5
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 87 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle 2.0
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 65 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%

    Quick notes on Honda Civic clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 140 mm (5.5 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 28 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 108 — 120 mm (4.3 — 4.7 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 140 mm / 97 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 140 mm / 438 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 152 mm
      • Difference with world average: -21 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.4 i-VTEC — 0.7 hp/mm
  • 1.8 i-VTEC — 0.9 hp/mm
  • 1.6 i-DTEC — 0.9 hp/mm
  • Type-R 2.0 i-VTEC — 2.6 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.4 i-VTEC — 0.8 Nm/mm
  • 1.8 i-VTEC — 1.2 Nm/mm
  • 1.6 i-DTEC — 2.1 Nm/mm
  • Type-R 2.0 i-VTEC — 3.4 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.4 i-VTEC — 25 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.8 i-VTEC — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.6 i-DTEC — 39 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Type-R 2.0 i-VTEC — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.4 i-VTEC 150 mm
    (5.9 in)
    112 mm/L 117 mm
    (4.6 in)
    -7% 10.3
    1.8 i-VTEC 150 mm
    (5.9 in)
    83 mm/L 117 mm
    (4.6 in)
    -7% 10.3
    1.6 i-DTEC 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    88 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 9.5
    Type-R 2.0 i-VTEC 118 mm
    (4.6 in)
    59 mm/L 85 mm
    (3.3 in)
    -36% 8
    Vehicle 1.4 i-VTEC
    Clearance 150 mm (5.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 112 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 117 mm (4.6 in)
    Difference from world average -7%
    Ride height to car height 10.3%
    Vehicle 1.8 i-VTEC
    Clearance 150 mm (5.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 83 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 117 mm (4.6 in)
    Difference from world average -7%
    Ride height to car height 10.3%
    Vehicle 1.6 i-DTEC
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 88 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 9.5%
    Vehicle Type-R 2.0 i-VTEC
    Clearance 118 mm (4.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 59 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 85 mm (3.3 in)
    Difference from world average -36%
    Ride height to car height 8%

    Quick notes on Honda Civic clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 118 mm (4.6 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 29.5 mm (1.2 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 86 — 98 mm (3.4 — 3.9 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 118 mm / 82 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 118 mm / 483 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 130 mm
      • Difference with world average: -43 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 2.0 — 2.6 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 2.0 — 3.4 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 2.0 — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    2.0 118 mm
    (4.6 in)
    59 mm/L 85 mm
    (3.3 in)
    -36% 8
    Vehicle 2.0
    Clearance 118 mm (4.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 59 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 85 mm (3.3 in)
    Difference from world average -36%
    Ride height to car height 8%

    Quick notes on Honda Civic clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 145 mm (5.7 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 29 mm (1.1 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 113 — 125 mm (4.4 — 4.9 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 145 mm / 113 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 145 mm / 406 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 157 mm
      • Difference with world average: -16 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 1.6 i-DTEC — 0.8 hp/mm
  • 1.8 i-VTEC — 1 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 1.6 i-DTEC — 2.1 Nm/mm
  • 1.8 i-VTEC — 1.2 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 1.6 i-DTEC — 38 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 1.8 i-VTEC — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    1.6 i-DTEC 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    91 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% -
    1.8 i-VTEC 145 mm
    (5.7 in)
    81 mm/L 112 mm
    (4.4 in)
    -11% -
    Vehicle 1.6 i-DTEC
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 91 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height -
    Vehicle 1.8 i-VTEC
    Clearance 145 mm (5.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 81 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 112 mm (4.4 in)
    Difference from world average -11%
    Ride height to car height -